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Study on the Chinese cabbage producers' using patterns about a new variety of seed

배추 생산자들의 신종자 이용 행태에 관한 연구

  • Hong, Seung-Jee (Department of Agricultural Economics, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Gyu (Department of Agricultural Economics, Chungnam National University)
  • 홍승지 (충남대학교 농업경제학과) ;
  • 김용규 (충남대학교 농업경제학과)
  • Received : 2011.08.09
  • Accepted : 2011.08.19
  • Published : 2011.09.30

Abstract

Chinese cabbage is a staple food to Korean, which has the high degree of self-sufficiency and worldwide breeding technique in the aspect of seed. However, the producers' competitiveness has been decreasing after the agricultural product market was open. In order to cope with this problem, the government introduced some policies for promoting seed industry in 2007 to reflect producer's needs for high quality seeds of Chinese cabbage. These policies will be a good opportunity for producers to secure and promote the producers' competitiveness against low-price importing Chinese cabbage. In this aspect it is very important to know how well these policies are established and what Chinese cabbage farmers want in regard to a new variety of Chinese cabbage seed. This study was carried out to look over the Chinese cabbage producers' using pattern about a new variety of seed and show some directions for efficient way of diffusion of a new variety of seed to producers using a survey research. The main results are as follows. The producers thought the characteristics of a new variety of seed most important factor compared to other factors such as the seed price, and easiness of cabbage sales when they choose a seed. Also, the 65% of respondents were willing to accept a new variety of seed and thought the government support for an exhibition field and diffusing public information about a new variety of Chinese cabbage seed are important in accepting a new variety of seed.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 농림수산식품기술기획평가원

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